Note if you’re American: When we use the word Football in this article, we are referring to soccer (soccer is called football in most countries around the world).
Football has been one of the most profitable sports in history. Hundreds of millions of fans around the world consider Football to be an essential part of their life. There is no doubt that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the most successful Football players in the history of the game. If you are a Football fan, then there is no way you don’t know about Cristiano Ronaldo and his rivalry with Lionel Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Achievements
At the time of this writing, Ronaldo has won 5 Ballon d’Or awards, won 4 European Golden Shoe awards, scored more than a hundred goals in the Champions league (he holds the record of most scored goals in the champions league). Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Premier League title with Manchister united, the La Liga title with Real Madrid and the Serie A title with Juventus making him the first player in history to win all these 3 titles together. Ronaldo has tons of other great achievements which makes him one of the greatest players of all time.
It’s true that today, Ronaldo is extremely rich, however, it wasn’t always the case. Ronaldo’s early life was hard as he and his parents barely had some money. He talks about when he and his friends used to go to the backdoor of a McDonald restaurant and ask for free food. Cristiano Ronaldo and his friends were usually too hungry after training and didn’t have enough money so they had to ask for the food, Ronaldo was only 12 at that time.
Rivalry with Lionel Messi
The debate about who is a better player, Messi or C.Ronaldo, has been around for a long period of time. Since there is no accurate metric that can be used to measure how good a player is, we prefer to say that both are one of the greatest football players of all time and that comparing them is of no use. Each of the 2 players has his own set of unique abilities that makes him who he is. Each of them have contributed a lot to his team in his own way.
Whether you are a Cristiano Ronaldo fan or not, you can’t deny that Cristiano is one of the biggest players in the history of football.